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will stick with activist rafif jouejati. the justice department goes to blocks the texas' voter id law. >> according to the state of texas' own analysis, anywhere from 600,000 to nearly 800,000 registered voters did not have the required id and those were disproportionately hispanic. >> we will speak with nation reporter ari berman about the texas' voter id law and such laws around the country, and with the naacp attorney robert havingor the group as havinis its annual meeting in houston. a >> there should be no sympathy for goldman sachs. we should be doing everything to try to bring this matter forward. >> what is the matter? oakland city council votes to end its contract with goldman sachs that locked into a financial deal that cost the city millions. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a record-setting heat wave in the eastern u.s. is starting to ease after two weeks of scorching temperatures. the heat wave has been blamed for causing at least 74 deaths from the midwest to the east coast, including 1
in the president's health care law. and the costs that are associated with it. among them, texas. where six million residents don't have health insurance. anna werner takes us there. >> more than half the patients at the health clinic in dallas are uninsured. nearly a third are on medicaid. the federally sponsored insurance program for the poor. dr. seuss and briner runs the clinic. who are these people that you're seeing? >> the people without health insurance in texas are the people who work at low-paying jobs, the people you would expect, you know, the people who work by the hour, who work in restaurants, who work in yards, who work in day cares. >> reporter: two million more low-income texans would be covered by med kaid expansion prescribed by the affordable care act but texas is refusing to participate. joining wisconsin, florida, and louisiana. texas would be eligible for $164 billion in federal aid to pay for the expansion through 2020. but lieutenant governor david dewhearst says texas' share of $27 billion would be a heavy burden. >> quite frankly, the med kaid system is broken and by sim
. there is also a consequence to deciding to not set up the state exchanges. texas governor rick perry says he's not going to do either. and he's out with a big announcement today about what his state will do, he's going to join us in an exclusive interview about 20 minutes from now. jon: we are looking forward to that. some new information on the deaths of six american troops in afghanistan. the taliban now claims responsibility for a roadside bombing that killed them. nato confirms the victims' nationalities but is not providing other details. our world affairs contributor and our af-pac correspondent dominique d-natali is streaming live from islamabad. >> reporter: it must have been an incredibly powerful device. the soldiers were riding against a max-pro vehicle. this vehicle has specifically a chiseled base that is designed to deflect the blast n. this case it went through the base of the vehicle and killed everybody on board. apparently there was also a military working dog who was traveling with them, and a grim irony there in the fact that of course military working dogs are very much
states, including texas and florida. that could mean four million fewer people would qualify for medicaid. governors in eight other states have also said they leaning toward opting out. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said today she has received letters from a dozen governors who support another part of the law- - the creation of the insurance exchanges that allow consumers to compare health plans. but the medicaid expansion remains an expensive sore spot for others. in nevada, we turn to jon ralston, political columnist, the "las vegas sun." in texas, to emily ramshaw, editor of the "texas tribune," and here with an overview in washington, to margot sanger- katz, health care correspondent for "national journal." march go, i want to start with you. give us a sense in general about what this resistance is about, who is resisting and why. >> i think there are two main reasons why we're seeing resistance from governors, one i think is political. they don't like the health care reform law, they have made arguments against it all along and this is a way of rejecting it an
the board of education and hernandez versus texas, when latinos became a protected class. it means of neatly with her life. it is mostly going to be a political book. i was working on it really intensely, getting a lot done. but my new job is a little harder to go home at night and work late on. it will probably come out in 2013. she is doing her own memoirs. >> there is competition. >> from the woman herself. but since mine is not a biography -- >> what is she now? >> she said hers will come out in early 2013. >> i hope it does, because i can modify what i need to modify. mine is more about the political history. a whole chapter, for example, about a man of people thought bill clinton might put on the court. there was a controversial nominee to the d.c. circuit under george w. bush. you can await that. reuters is a wire service, like a.p., but i am not quickly filing alerts the way jim of the done.- jim matheny had i look at broader trends. i do not have to file every day, but it is the wire, so you have to fill a hole faster than you would for the newspaper. >> is anybody else working on a
. >> reporter: you are watching a drug smuggler trying to get away from police in south texas. the suv is loaded with what police believe is thousands of pounds of marijuana. >> bam, we have a splash down in the river. the driver with nowhere to go splashes into the riogrande. in a desperate attempt to get back to mexico. it is a scene that is repeated day and night along the border. >> splash down. >> and even though the smugglers are sometimes followed by a state police helicopter and dozens of officers on the ground, if they make it to the river, they can make their escape with waiting accomplices who use boats to hall drugs back to mexico. >> we're done here, there is nothing else we can do. all police on the u.s. side can do is watch them paddle away. but now, texas state troopers are taking to the water with a fleet of six 34-foot armored gun boats with automatic whips. >> lieutenant charlie goble says this is needed. >> they are automatic machine guns. that will stop at nothing to move their product. they will stop at nothing to move their poison into the united states. >> he recognizes t
making under $250,000 a year. would that help our economy? does it add up? >>> and the state of texas tries to enforce a vote er i.d. law tt could affect millions of voters. >>> and "50 shades of grey" set to pass a milestone. it dominates an entire sector of our economy. whether you love that or find it terrifying, let's go out front. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the president's math doesn't add up. president obama today called for a one-year extension of the bush tax cuts for families who make up to $250,000. for those families who make $250,000 or more, taxes would go up in january. >> i believe our prosperity has always come from an economy that's built on a strong and growing middle class. so my message to congress is this, pass a bill extending the tax cuts for the middle class. i will sign it tomorrow. pass it next week, i'll sign it next week. pass it next -- well, you get the idea. >> but how much would extending the tax cuts for the family's making under $250,000 help our economy? bear with me if you will. i want to start by showing you s
the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. poe: mr. speaker, for years the united states has used droughns to track terrorists overseas, catch outlaws along the border, and other lawful purposes. now thousands of droughns are headed to the homeland. the f.a.a. plans to allow expanded use of droughns to operate nationwide by -- drones to operate nationwide by the year 2015. it is estimated by 2020, 30,000 of them will be flying in american skies. yes, mr. speaker, the drones are coming. who will operate these drones and what will be their mission? could it be a suspicious government agent who thinks someone looks kind of funny? the e.p.a. bureaucrat to monitor somebody's farm and watch bessie the cow graze in the pasture? or a nosey neighbor who wants to make sure someone's shutters are pretty and the flowers don't violate the homeowners association rules? or could it be a legitimate and lawful and legal purpose of drones that doesn't violate the
. thanks very much to john avlon. >>> texas fought for its voter i.d. law in court today which could keep more than one million people from voting. we'll tell you why it may hold up in court. >>> a mysterious illness has killed dozens of children in cambodia. we first brought you that report last week. tonight on the scene live, what that deadly illness might be. >>> and george zimmerman is in a safe house and we're going to tell you who's actually paying the bill. [ man ] ever year, sophia and i use the points we earn with our citi thankyou card for a relaxing vacation. ♪ sometimes, we go for a ride in the park. maybe do a little sightseeing. or, get some fresh air. but this summer, we used our thank youpoints to just hang out with a few friends in london. [ male announcer ] the citi thankyou visa card. redeem the points you've earned to travel with no restrictions. rewarding you, every step of the way. >>> our second story "outfront," the state of texas tries to enforce an id law that could keep more than 1 million people from voting in the presidential election. it's one of 11 states
. >> a lot of independents in the wealthy suburbs in this country. thanks very much to john avlon. >>> texas fought for its voter id law in court today which could keep more than 1 million people from voting. we'll tell you why it may hold up in court. >>> a mysterious illness has killed dozens of children in cambodia. tonight on the scene live, what that deadly illness might be. >>> and george zimmerman is in a safe house and we're going to tell you who's actually paying the bill. cookie-cutter retirement advice ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 you get at some places. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 they say you have to do this, have that, invest here ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 you know what? ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 you can't create a retirement plan based on ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 a predetermined script. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 to understand you and your goals... ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 ...so together we can find real-life answers for your ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 real-life retirement. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 talk to chuck ttd#: 1-800-345-2550 and let's write a script based on your life story. ttd#: 1-800-345-2550
of the united states postal service located at 133 hare road in crosby, texas, as the army first sergeant david mcnerney post office building. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from new york, ms. buerkle, and the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from new york. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include ex -- extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. buerkle: thank you, mr. speaker. i would now like to yield as much time as he may consume to my distinguished colleague from the state of texas, sponsor of this legislation, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: i thank the speaker and i thank the gentlelady from new york for yielding time. mr. speaker, it was the vietnam war. it was march, 1967. 45 years ago. army first sergeant david mcnerne
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from police in south texas. the suv is loaded with what police believe is thousands of pounds of marijuana. the driver with nowhere to go splashes into the riogrande. it is a scene that is repeated day and night along the border. >> splash down. >> and even though the smugglers are followed by helicopters and officers on the ground. if they make it to the river, they can make their escape with waiting accomplices who use boats to hall brdrugs back to mexico. all police on the u.s. side can do is watch them paddle away. but now, texas state troopers are taking to the water with a fleet of 34 foot arm mored gun boat was automatic weapons. >> they are automatic machine guns. the show of force is desperately needed on this narrow stretch of water. >> they have to tall disregard for human life. they will stop at nothing to move their poison into the united states. >> he recognizes the center of the river as the boundary. >> our goal is to make the arrest prior to them getting back to their base. >> for place who have seen countless drug runners swim away, it is a navy that is long
vacation. maybe even quit your job. but the dallas chapter of the naacp wants the texas lottery gone, saying it preys on the poor. brian todd has the story. >> reporter: juanita tells the saddest of stories. about a man who spent his money on lottery tickets and not on things he needed. >> well, he died and having no insurance because his insurance had elapsed, it was left up to the community and people that loved him to try to pull together funds in order to bury hi him. >> reporter: wallace's president of the dallas chapter is trying to get -- what are the primary reasons you want the lottery gone? research shows there are more poor people who purps these tickets than people who can actually afford it. >> reporter: wallace says the lottery preys on the poor and claims there are many more booths set up in poorer areas of dallas than in middle and upper income neighborhoods. contacted by cnn, the spokeswoman said they tried to reach all segments of the population. that they don't target poorer areas. but the texas lottery commission is required to do demographic studies and the most
edition of the interview. seriously. and we've got some good news from austin, texas, and portmouth new hampshire. and we're done playing this sound effect. we are done with that. if you do not believe me, go to fred thompson is inherently funny.com. i should said we weren't going to play it again. unsolved case of older sister who goes for the white house. that's still ahead. >>> other than me and susan and catholosim, my girlfriend's family and my family have almost nothing in common. they're in new jersey and new englanwe're from canada and california. they make short ribs, we make pot roast. but there is this one unexpected thing. at at least one time or another we've been devoted jeep families. our families if you added us together, we're probably responsible for something like 15 jeeps over time. particularly jeep cherokees of different sorts. both of our families bought them even back when they were terrible cars. close the door and the frame would rattle and the ventilation would sound like something stuck in there. i used to light susan's jeep on fire all the time just trying t
something about the 21 of the 111 state prisons in texas. i think the three-judge panel is going to say, gary, it is cruel and unusual punishment, 126 degrees, 143 degrees, it's time to do something about that. >> richard, prison officials accuse or accused of not providing enough fans, ventilation, water, refusing to follow local and national prison standards. a texas law requires counties to maintain temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees. this is what's interesting the law does not apply to state prisons, right? >> does not apply to state prisons. i don't think that the circuit court is going to come down as hard as avery thinks. they may make some remedial suggestions to provide fans, but this is texas. don't mess with texas. very, very tough sentencing state. you know, i don't know what percentage of people in texas have fully air conditioned homes. these individuals are incarcerated. there's a purpose for incarceration. deterrence, protect the public. should be a just punishment. i understand that. but whether it really rises to the level, this gentleman was 345 pounds. his body t
the justice department will challenge texas' proposed law that would require voters to show identification. last hour on "starting point" we heard from one texas lawmaker who scoffs at claims that minorities are being unfairly targeted. >> what we really want are people eligible to vote. we want them to get to the polls and register to vote. we don't want those who are dead. we want actual real ballots from real people and this law does that. >> joe johns joins us now. what's the core issue before the court today? >> reporter: this is a texas case and the question in court is about ensuring the integrity of the ballot versus making sure voting rights of minorities are protected. it will be determined by your party affiliation. republicans arguing for a long time now that voter fraud is a big problem. we've heard that argument and so something numerous states have enacted laws that require voters to present photo identification though some have been challenged. democrats say a lot of democratic voters especially segments of the african-american and hispanic populations tend to lack the kind
reports of an immigration and customs enforcement agent shot in texas. they say it happened in hidalgo county, north of corp. russ christie. the agent was conducting what i.c.e. is calling an ongoing criminal investigation. the agent is undergoing surgery at a local hospital. we don't know what happened here, who shot him, what he was doing. as we find more on this developing story we will bring that to you. jon: days after deadly storms slammed neighborhoods across a huge part of the country, almost a million and a half people are still without power. 22 people have been killed and authorities fear the extreme heat could raise the death toll. jenna: ongoing situation there. ongoing in colorado, fire officials just releasing this video of the waldo canyon fire at its peak. more of this dramatic footage and the very latest on the worst fire in that state's history. jon: the attorney general speaking out on the house vote to hold him in contempt of congress. eric holder says the whole thing is just an election-year attack. those stories plus breaking news all "happening now.". jon: tensi
. this is why texas passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to provide a voter i.d. and many march the obama administration blocked the law saying it is unfair to the minority voters and then texas sued the government saying that the motives are political. the trial starts today and a real test of the voting rights act of 1965 which essentially safeguards minority voting rights. i want to bring in ryan haygood who is director of the participation group at the naacp fund and first of all, talk about, ryan, the core issue here that people want to know. they are getting it of ensuring the integrity of the ballot that people should be able to vote. >> sure. thank you for having me on the show, suzanne. what is the what is at issue is three judges in texas will be considering if the voter i.d. law will affect the voting rights. our naacp legal defense fund represents three young students who had voted in previous elections using the only form of i.d. they had, student i.d., and texas' proposed law does not allow for the use of student i.d., but curiously will for the concealed handgun licenses, b
it is leaving many states in a very sticky situation. we talked to the attorney general of texas next. hi. we're spreading the word about new honey bunches of oats fruit blends and their unique taste combinations. like peach/raspberry. with one flavor in the granola bunch and one on the flake. two flavors. in harmony. honey bunches of oats. ke your day hes better. jon: new information on a story we brought you yesterday on those terrible western wildfires. we're now learning two crewmembers died in the crash of that c-130 aircraft we told you about. the big plane went down while fighting to contain the wildfires near edgemont, south dakota. as a result of the crash the air force is grounding all c-130s helping the firefighting effort, leaving crews across the west without one of the key tools they use to put a stop to the flames. look at what they're dealing with. this is brand new video shot by firefighters of colorado's wall dough fire at its peak. it is now 70% contained. but the wall dough fire -- waldo fire damaged 350 homes. giving many their first opportunity to see the damage from one
is challenging a new voter i.d. law in texas saying it violates the 1965 voting rights act. that law was aimed at protecting minority voters. attorney general eric holder says the texas law amounts to a poll tax since some voters may have to pay for new i.d. cards. attorneys for texas claim the law will not keep any eligible minority voters from going to the polls. 17 states have some kind of voter i.d. law. experts say this battle could lead to the supreme court deciding the fate of the voting rights act itself. >> lawyers for the man who killed an unarmed florida teenager are asking for a new judge in the case because of concerns about bias. george zimmerman is facing shooting teenager trayvon martin in february. >> lawyers disqualify the judge who is hearing the case. the lawyers pointed to the judge's comments bail for zimmerman earlier this month. in the judge's bail order he accused zimmerman of manipulating the system and planning to flee to avoid prosecution. zimmerman's lawyers say, quote, the court makes gratuitous disparaging remarks about mr. zimmerman's character. advocates for mr
. >> sreenivasan: arguments began today in u.s. district court in washington over whether texas can require voters to show photo identification at polling places. the obama administration blocked the law last year saying it was unfair to minority voters. texas then sued the u.s. government citing political motives. the law is one of several recent disputes over the 1965 voting rights act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices. the supreme court upheld a similar photo i.d. law in indiana in 2009. nearly 50 years after their plane went down, the remains of six airmen who disappeared during the vietnam war were buried at arlington national cemetery today. the remains were buried in a single casket, after being discovered last year by american and laotion search teams. for decades, family members knew only that the plane sent out a "mayday" signal while flying over laos. all six servicemen were given posthumous promotions by the military. on wall street today, stocks slipped in a light day of trading. the dow jones industrial average lost 36 points to close at 12,736. the nasdaq fell re than
of a malware attack that could infect tens of thousands of people. >>> texas require voters to show photo i.d. at the polls? a panel of judges will hear that case today. >>> can this woman do something no other american has ever done before. we'll talk to the american who is the world judo champion about her chances for bringing gold for this country for the first time ever in judo. at the olympics. welcome back, everyone to "early start." it is nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi, i'm in for zoraida. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> president obama is holding a big event in the white house rose garden later this morning to resurrect the battle over the bush tax cuts. he'll be surrounded by working-class americans while he calls on congress to enasked tax cuts for everyone making $250,000 a year or less. republicans want the tax cuts extended for the wealthy as well. the white house will be busy framing the tax cut debate this week with the events planned in new hampshire, colorado, and florida. republicans want the tax cuts extended for all of americans, eve
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